OSI Food Solutions is a very successful US-based food company that has expanded internationally over its 100-plus years in existence. Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Food Solutions and has quite an impressive tenure working in the top role there. Lavin has over 40-plus years with OSI.OSI Food Solutions has pursued many activities involving the purchase of other international and domestic food based companies over the last decade. Indeed, OSI has bought some key brands, which they have considered a great fit for their type of food lines and key products that OSI currently has. OSI Food Solutions was once a small food shop that was created by Otto Kolschowsky. This man was a German immigrant who set up his meat shop in Oak Park — a city in Illinois, in 1909.
Due to Otto & Sons having close business ties with Ray Kroc of the legendary hamburger chain, McDonald’s this German meat firm was chosen along with a couple of other companies to be a key meat supplier. This deal with Ray Kroc and McDonald’s helped secure OSI’s prominence as a trustworthy meat processor.After expanding his family, Otto Kolschowsky added the name, Otto & Sons to reflect his son’s contribution to his meat company. Today, that company is known as OSI Food Solutions, a billion dollar firm that employs thousands of staffers, internationally. OSI is a 109-year-old food enterprise with an approximate value of $6.1 billion. OSI is noted to have nearly 20 thousand employees as well as 60-plus facilities located in over 16 nations.
Forbes.com had published a company ranking in 2016 that had OSI as the 58th biggest private company in the United States.David McDonald, who is a dedicated employee and corporate executive, has been an important business leader at OSI Food in addition to CEO, Sheldon Lavin. David McDonald has used his 30-plus years of tenure at OSI to broker many successful mergers and acquisitions of global food companies. McDonald started at OSI as a program manager after graduating from college. David McDonald is the president and COO of OSI and the director of OSI subsidiary companies.
InnovaCare Health doesn’t like to be seen as just another standard health provider in a field where many for-profit and non-profit health organizations seem to find mundane reasons to say they make a difference. That’s because InnovaCare actually does put innovation to work and likes to be the first to use as many new technologies as possible both for patient care and in payment systems. But they also want to make sure patients can say after visiting their clinics, hospitals, and other facilities that they were treated by people who really have cared for them individually. InnovaCare Health has worked to make sure patients get the maximum benefits and quality for what they pay for in healthcare.
So where does InnovaCare operate? Their main headquarters are in Fort Lee, NJ, but they have a large stake in Puerto Rico where they are the majority holder of MMM Multi Health, PMC Medicare Choice, Castellana Physician Services and other Medicare operators. A notable accomplishment was when InnovaCare and their Puerto Rican partners were able to raise over $4 million in fundsto provide emergency care services to residents affected by hurricane Maria in 2017. The work they have done has been evaluated by government and private sector healthcare auditors who have given them a 4.5 Star rating, the highest of any Puerto Rican health provider. One of the reasons InnovaCare Health has held high ratings has been due to the leadership of executives Dr. Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinedes.
Dr. Rick Shinto has spent time in both the operating room and in the administrative levels of healthcare for many years, and he earned his MD at Stony Brook University’s medical school. Before he helped found InnovaCare Health, he began his career as an intern physician in the Southern California health system and practiced in pulmonology. His first major administrative position was Vice President of MedPartners for three years, and then served in other high ranking positions on the boards of Medical Pathways Management Company and even the North American Medical Management. Several years after this, NAMM was restructured and acquired the Puerto Rican subsidiaries to form InnovaCare and exist in its current format. Joining Shinto was Penelope Kokkinides who has been an expert in her own right in overseeing administrative rollouts of government-backed healthcare programs and managed care services. She had previously known Shinto while she was Chief Operating Officer of Aventa Inc. Shinto recently was given a Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare award from the prestigious Modern Healthcare Foundation.
Gareth Henry, having helped a number of managers build awareness about their product or brand, is no strangers to alternative assets. Operating as the former head of investor relations for the well-known investment group Fortress Investments, he has spent a sufficient amount of time learning how sophisticated investors think about equity, bond, and hedge fund investments. For new investors, the differences between traditional equity /bonds and hedge funds can be daunting; luckily, Gareth Henry has broken all the complexities down for investors. Follow Gareth Henry on medium.com
A Word About Hedge Funds
In recent years, Gareth Henry has seen hedge funds run into some trouble in matching the rising performance of stocks, having a peculiar ability to go short and outperform the market in troubled times. This ability has enabled them to retain their popularity amongst savvy investors who know the value having a portion of their portfolio dedicated to financial instruments that perform well when the market has taken a downturn. Another benefit of investing in hedge funds is the fact that they offer unparalleled diversification not significantly correlated to fixed income or long-only investments. Incorporating long/short strategies gives these types of investments the ability to exhibit unmatched performance in a variety of market situations.
Unfortunately, according to Gareth Henry, one of the downsides to these types of investments is the higher fees charged to investors when compared to traditional equity or bond investments. Higher fees mean hedge fund managers must deliver a better than average rate of return.
For long-term investments, equities have frequently outperformed other investments like bonds, or cash equivalents like money market funds and savings accounts. Having historically performed well in these situations means investors looking at long-term returns have usually allocated a percentage of their investments to stocks. Investors relying on equity investments for growth should always take into consideration how short-term dives in the stock market can affect their ability to achieve their financial objectives. Despite short-term dives, traditional equity investments have exhibited superior long-term growth when compared to other investments like bonds and cash. With Mutual Funds and ETF’s, it’s easy for investors to diversify their amount of equity exposure.
Gareth Henry believes that in order for investors to profit in both short and long-term investments, they must diversify their financial portfolios to include both traditional equity and bond investments as well as hedge funds.
Since making its way into American schools for the 2011 school year, ClassDojo has become part of the learning experience for many children. ClassDojo can now be found in at least 95% public elementary and middle schools, meaning one in six American children under the age 14 are familiar with the app and how it operates. What’s partly responsible for its widespread use is a business model that takes no money from teachers or their schools. But with investors patiently waiting for a return on their investment, its time for the company to generate revenue.
ClassDojo’s solution for their investors is the development of a new apps, ClassDojo Beyond School. This app will rely on a subscription model aimed at parents of those one-in-six children. This new app will include many of the tools found in the classroom version to encourage studying at home, but parents will now have more control over what they’re able to access and the power to hand out points to reward certain behaviors.
Parents, like teachers have been able to in the past, can allocate or deduct points from their child’s account depending on their performance on certain tasks within and outside of the Beyond School. This can help set routines around chores and study time to make sure that their progress continues when back in the classroom.
Parents will also have the chance to learn a thing or two. Meditation and mindfulness, which have been popular portions of the classroom edition of ClassDojo, will provide them with instructional videos that will help them take part in their child’s routine. Children will also have the option to develop a sort-of video diary as they respond to prompts designed to get them thinking about their state of mind and emotional health. This can give parents insight into how their child is feeling and encourage discussions they may not feel comfortable having with their teacher.
CEO Sam Chaudhary says the aim behind Beyond School is to help parents identify more opportunities to help their child learn in a more relaxed environment than school, while helping parents become more involved in their educational experience.
Having gone so many years without taking in revenue usually leads to startups shutting down. ClassDojo has avoided that by managing its $31 million investment quite conservatively. By offering free services they managed to enter so many schools without having to have much of an advertising budget. A small team of ten, which has grown to only 35, have kept expenses focused on the development of the app. But Chaudhary’s secret has been detailed and honest conversations with investors, letting them know what the model will look like and who it will be for prior to accepting any funding, keeping expectations closely aligned with reality.
JD.com has announced that it will now take advantage of its parcel delivery logistics systems to provide delivery services to other businesses. This development is also a significant step forward for one of China’s most successful retailers, as they will now have to compete against companies that provide delivery services in the competitive Chinese market. Additionally, you should give some thought to the fact that Jingdong can use its experience in this field to help their clients to ensure that their shipping costs will also be optimized.You might also wish to give some thought to the idea that a successful retailer may offer a few sought-after products at some attractive prices.
On the other hand, you should be conscious that a online retailer will likely not be able to succeed in their sector in the long term without comprehensive management of the various chains that are linked to storage, order preparation, supply, and shipping. Hence, you ought to bear in mind that, and this is especially true for e-merchants, the customer’s satisfaction is first and foremost primarily about customer service and logistics.Furthermore, you should keep in mind that the delivery services offered by JD.com are easy to integrate into an e-commerce site. Therefore, you should also understand that JD.com can combine several different advantages. Moreover, these distinct advantages include a few aspects such as making it easier to compare carrier offers, centralizing shipments, and reducing the overall delivery costs of a business.
At the same time, you might want to give some thought to the fact that some services may have become the norm for their sector. Hence, you might also wish to give some thought to the business idea that a majority of different e-commerce buyers continuously stress the importance of being able always to track their packages. Consequently, you should consider the fact that Jingdong can offer all sorts of different services to their clients, and they are in an especially good position to take advantage of their many years of experience in the retail and delivery sectors to provide their clients with a top of the line delivery service.
Recently Talos Energy along with project Zama discovered over 2 billion barrels of oil in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Much of the oil found in their block has been speculated to cross into Pemex’s (Mexico’s state-run oil company) adjacent block. In light of this, Talos Energy CEO Tim Duncan quickly discussed an immediate proposal to the Mexican government to form a partnership with Pemex. The partnership will allow each of the oil companies to be able to share their data with one another ultimately benefiting everyone.
Although partnerships aren’t rare in the business/oil industry a partnership with Pemex would be a rare move for the Mexican government. Since it’s establishment in the 1930’s, Pemex has held a position of not doing business with any private company. Although this decision allowed Pemex to flourish and grow to the levels of some of the worlds largest oil companies, allegations of corruption soon brought that to an end. Funds where cut almost to a third of their previous budget and Pemex profits and production began to decrease.
Despite this tradition, CEO Tim Duncan would reach out to President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who has advocated during his campaign for president for the strengthening of Pemex. This would include bringing back funds and forming partnerships with outside entities to increase their production. The partnership was quickly accepted with Mexico’s oil regulator approving an appraisal plan to continue the Zuma project. Talos Energy themselves have invested an additional $325 million to begin drilling on two new wells. Drilling is expected to begin in late November of 2018 and should be producing over 150,000 barrels of oil by 2023. Although much of the fracture has not been agreed on, Tim Duncan says that this might be a good thing because it allows Talos Energy to continue their research in the area and generate stronger data before drilling begins.
A dual television broadcast role on TV and a radio podcast are very complex job positions to juggle but not for Ryan Seacreast. He has been able to juggle a lucrative career along with other lifestyle endeavors. Seacreast was fortunate enough to be mentored by the late Dick Clark. He was able to learn the basics for his dual co-hosting position by the television guru himself. Clark informed him that people need to see that television isn’t wearing you down. Ryan Seacrest is able to make his busy schedule look easy. Today, he lives to spend time with his long time girlfriend, be successful, and drink a glass of his favorite wine.
He proudly works alongside daytime favorite, Kelly Ripa on the Live With Kelly and Ryan show. Together, that have made history on daytime television as the first hosts to enter the Guinness World Book of Records from their daytime talk show. They were able to get their entire studio audience to participate in the floss dance for one minute in the Big Apple. Their ratings are doing extremely well. Seacreast replaces original host, Regis Philbin and Michael Strahan. Ryan has done an amazing job as a replacement host.
Ryan Seacreast has also been able to co-executive produce the hit television show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The KUWTK special guest has a major role on the show. There are over 4.8 million people that are watching the show each week. He also is the host and executive producer of the long running show American Idol with Simon Cowell. The show has been on prime time television for 10 years and features aspiring artists. Surprisingly, his radio podcast is also a fan favorite. His podcast currently has over 500,000 regular listeners each week.
Many people don’t know that Seacreast is an adamant fitness enthusiast. He tells People magazine; he loves to sneak away and exercise in between breaks. His clothing line is a rich line of suits that’s designed for laid back professional males. His suit jack has a unique casual treasure for men. Ryan Seacrest’s suit collection is available in select retail department stores around the world.
Penn State University graduate Matt Badiali holds a bachelor degree in science and a Master of Science degree in geology earned from Florida Atlantic University. He earned a Ph.D in 2004 from the University of North Carolina. It was at this institution that Badiali was introduced to the finance world. As they say, the rest is history. Badiali is what some would call a genius in his field. As such, many people know his name and want his investment advice when it’s time to make decisions in their personal and business life.
A good friend of Matt Badiali made the introduction to finances during his college years, recognizing the qualities that he could bring to the finances industry. Badiali’s friend held a Ph.D. in finances and believed that his friend would be an amazing advisor to investors who needed top-notch advice and tips. He knew that pursuing his friend to enter the science and finance and investment industry was something that he needed to do. This friend was correct in his assumptions. Badiali is a name that men and women in the investment industry recognize and want to get to now to ensure they make the best investment decisions when they’re investing in their future.
The Real Wealth Strategist is an investment newsletter written by Matt Badiali, published by the Banyan Hill publishing company. This newsletter allows Matt to give his followers a bit of his expertise and science education, helping them advance in the investment market. Matt provides information in an easy-to-understand manner that allows investors to do more with their resources and build higher investment profits. Matt wants his followers to understand investments because it is only with a clear understanding of the market that profits are made. Matt Badiali is a name worth getting to know if you want the best investment advice!
Matt Badiali wasn’t aspiring to be an investment guru when he entered college to study earth science and geology. He earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in these subjects. Then, he went to North Carolina to work on his doctorate. He then switched to securities after meeting a financial expert. The expert planned to invest in natural resources. Matt Badiali’s expertise in geology led to him asking that he perform research. Badiali began a new career traveling to mining sites, oil wells and corporate offices around the world.
Publication Dedicated to Natural Resource Investing
To provide informative advice on investing in natural resources, one must be an expert in financial matters and science. Matt Badiaili’s educational background and experience as a researcher give him increased insights. Badiali currently writes the financial newsletter Real Wealth Strategist for Banyan Hill.
People connect Badali’s advice on investments to real places and people because Badiali uses real places he’s traveled to. Readers learn about opportunities and trends that benefit them. They can take advantage of Badiali’s expertise in both natural resources and investments.
Matt Badiali’s Typical Day
Matt Badiali starts by 8:15 in the morning. He spends a minimum of two hours continuously writing because that’s when he is most productive. He examines financial news and replies to emails during late morning hours. Badiali makes it a point to check stock news and prices of stocks he recommends daily. He takes calls and attends meetings after lunch, but only writes for an hour and a half at most for the newsletter in the afternoons. He prefers exercise and reading later in the day.
Tips to Increase Productivity
Badiali warns against multitasking because the human brain is not a computer. He does not believe people can do three things at once. So, he attempts to do one thing at a time without being interrupted. He advises people to read more so they can make wiser investment decisions and recommends the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Matt Badiali recognizes no one is perfect. He believes finding and acknowledging mistakes quickly is the best thing.